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Faculty & Staff

Program Faculty

Ronny Burkett, CPA
President, Burkett, Burkett & Burkett Certified Public Accountants, PA

Ronny is the President of Burkett, Burkett & Burkett Certified Public Accountants, PA, and specializes in the following areas: tax return preparation, financial statement preparation, business valuations, and litigation support services. Ronny holds CPA certification since 1979, CVA certification since 1997 and a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Accounting from the University of South Carolina.

Ronny belongs to several professional organizations including the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, Central Chapter of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. Given Ronny’s wide and deep knowledge in taxation issues he is asked regularly to speak at meetings, conferences and programs across the United States. Finally, Ronny is a lifelong resident of South Carolina.

Mark J. Hendrix, CPA
Executive Vice-President, Burkett Burkett & Burkett Certified Public Accountants, PA

Mark is Executive Vice-President at Burkett Burkett & Burkett Certified Public Accountants, PA, and specializes in: individual, partnership, corporate, estate and fiduciary tax returns preparation as well as elaboration of financial statements. Mark holds CPA certification since 1984 and a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Accounting from the University of South Carolina.

Mark belongs to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. Mark started his CPA Firm in 1984 in Lexington, SC and merged with Burkett, Burkett & Burkett, CPAs, P.A. in 1995. Finally, Mark is a lifelong resident of South Carolina.

Daniel L. Crowson, CPA
Manager, Burkett, Burkett & Burkett Certified Public Accountants, PA

Daniel is Manager at Burkett, Burkett & Burkett Certified Public Accountants, PA, and specializes in: accounting, tax advisory, and compliance services for businesses, individuals, and non-profits. Daniel holds CPA certification since 2002 and both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy from the University of South Carolina.

Daniel belongs to the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Daniel worked and excelled at Bauknight Pietras & Stormer, PA; the LPA Group Incorporated; and at Lowrance Cooper & Company, PA, before becoming Manager at Burkett, Burkett & Burkett Certified Public Accountants, PA. Finally, Daniel is a lifelong resident of South Carolina.

Allison Ford, CPA
Executive Vice-President, Burkett, Burkett & Burkett Certified Public Accountants, PA

Allison is Executive Vice-President at Burkett, Burkett & Burkett Certified Public Accountants, PA, and specializes in the following areas: small business consulting and software support, litigation support, forensic accounting, fraud examination, tax preparation and planning for individuals and businesses, and non-profit and church accounting and tax preparation. Allison holds CPA certification since 1997 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Winthrop University.

Allison belongs to the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. Finally, Allison is a lifelong resident of South Carolina.

Nivia Pérez Hayes, MBA
Stakeholder Liaison, Communications & Liaison, Internal Revenue Service

Nivia represents the IRS as Stakeholder Liaison by partnering with industry organizations and associations across South Carolina to provide tax education and outreach relevant to small business owners. Nivia holds a master’s in business administration from Webster University and a bachelor’s of science degree in Accounting and Management from the University of South Carolina.

Nivia began her career with the IRS in 2003. She worked for four years as an Individual Taxpayer Advisory Specialist in the Columbia “Walk-In” office and two years a Revenue Agent conducting examinations of Small Business and Self-Employed individuals all across the state. She has worked in education and outreach for Small Business since 2010. She speaks at organization meetings, conferences, and conducts both virtual and in-person seminars and workshops on tax related topics that are relevant to the small business audience.

Keith J. Wicker, CPM
Special Projects Coordinator, SC Department of Revenue

Taxpayer Advocate, Internal Revenue Service

Taxpayer Advocate, SC Department of Revenue (Columbia only)

Program Coordinator

Dr. David B. Willis
Director, Clemson University Income Tax School
Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Sciences
Clemson University

Mailing address:
255 McAdams Hall
Clemson, SC  29634-1309

Phone number: (864) 656-5790

E-mail address: tax@clemson.edu